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Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Takes Place Tonight On Showtime

Bellator 262 takes place live tonight, July 16, 2021 on the Showtime Network. Bellator 262 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which has been their fight bubble since they resumed events late last year to keep fighters fighting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main event features a flyweight title...

Sergei Kharitonov Headlines Bellator 234 Against Linton Vassell

Bellator 234 has itself a heavyweight main event when Sergei Kharitonov takes on Linton Vassell on November 14 inside the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. News of the bout was originally reported by Bellator welterweight Haim Gozali via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B15n2dZF1TT/?utm_source=ig_embed Sergei Kharitonov’s most recent bout was also a headliner...

Linton Vassell Talks Move to Heavyweight & Time Frame For Return (Exclusive)

We recently spoke with Bellator fighter, Linton Vassell. Linton, who is coming off a bout with Phil Davis at Bellator 200, discussed the bout with Davis as well as his future plans. MMA News: Bellator 200 was little under a month ago now. How are you feeling after the event? There...

Bellator’s Linton Vassell Announces Move to Heavyweight

Linton Vassell is moving on up. For years, Vassell has climbed the ranks of Bellator's light heavyweight division. He's earned two title opportunities along the way. Now, "The Swarm" will be looking to tackle a new challenge. On Wednesday, Vassell announced (below) that he will be moving up to the...

Linton Vassell Says a Win Over Phil Davis Should Put Him in Title Contention

Linton Vassell believes he has a chance to get back in title contention. This Friday night (May 25), Vassell will go one-on-one with former Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis. The bout will be featured on the main card of Bellator 200. The action takes place inside the SSE Arena,...

Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell Announced For Bellator 200

Phil Davis and Linton Vassell will do battle in a major Bellator event. Bellator 200 will take place on May 25. The event goes down inside The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Already booked for the card is a middleweight title bout between champion Rafael Carvalho and Gegard Mousasi. Michael...
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Highlights from Friday’s Bellator 186 Event Featuring Ryan Bader-Linton Vassell

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader successfully defended his title Friday night in the main event of Bellator 186. The event, which aired live on Spike, went down from Penn State University and also included two former Nittany Lion wrestling standouts. In the co-headliner, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane became the first-ever Bellator female...

Bellator 186 Preview: Exclusive Interview With Title Challenger Linton Vassell

Linton Vassell is getting his second opportunity at Bellator gold tonight when he faces off against Ryan Bader in Happy Valley. An opportunity that the English stand out doesn't plan on passing him by. Unlike the first time he was in this situation, he feels confident and ready. After his...

Ryan Bader: Linton Vassell Comes Off Disrespectful to me

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader isn't thrilled with his first contender. On Nov. 3, Ryan Bader will meet Linton Vassell inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. The championship tilt is set to headline Bellator 186. It'll be Bader's first title defense. In a recent interview with Bellator play-by-play...
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Promo: Bellator 186 Featuring Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell

Bellator has put together a top-notch promo for the upcoming Bellator 186 event. The card features Ryan Bader defending his light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell in the main event on November 3 from the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. The main card airs live...

Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell Set For Bellator 186 on Nov. 3

Ryan Bader's first Bellator light heavyweight title defense has been set. Bader is set to defend his 205-pound gold against Linton Vassell on Nov. 3. The action will take place inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Bellator officials confirmed the news to PennLive. "Darth" captured the title from Phil...

Linton Vassell Says Bellator Isn’t Being Consistent With Decision Making

Linton Vassell doesn't appreciate being overlooked. Vassell is coming off an impressive submission victory over Liam McGeary at Bellator 179 last month. While many felt the win was enough to solidify Vassell as the number one contender, his name hasn't been mentioned by Bellator President Scott Coker. The light heavyweight told...

Linton Vassell on Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: ‘I Can’t Pick a Winner’

Linton Vassell simply can't make a prediction for Bellator 180's light heavyweight title bout. On June 24, Phil Davis will defend his 205-pound championship against Ryan Bader. The two are set to clash inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. It'll be "Mr. Wonderful's" first title defense and Bader's...

Linton Vassell: ‘I Don’t See Why I Shouldn’t Get That World Title Shot Next’

Linton Vassell feels he deserves a shot at Bellator gold after earning his third straight win. Vassell is coming off a third-round submission victory over former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. His wrestling made the difference in the fight and he was able to overwhelm the former title holder. It was...

Linton Vassell Stuns Liam McGeary With Third-Round Submission at Bellator 179

Linton Vassell scored a big victory over former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary tonight (May 19). McGeary and Vassell went one-on-one inside the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England in the co-main event of Bellator 179. A front kick was thrown by McGeary early. The two wasted little time being...